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The two Houses of Parliament; and may his situation was so well fitted for inspiring the Members of them who belong to the His return to his native country was wel. Society never forget the Institution which comed with every demonstration of heart. first taught them to distinguish themselves felt joy, and honest pride. Mr Adam ad. as Public Speakers; with the Healths of Sir dressed the meeting in a speech, in every George Clerk, Mr Horner, Mr Douglas- respect conformable to the expectation exTune, “ Tullochgorum."--Glee, “Mr Speak. cited by his high celebrity. It was animaer, though 'tis late.”
ted, impressive, and affectionate ; and Proffessor Playfair-By Mr Jeffrey). strongly expressive of the advantage and
Mr Walter Scott.(By Mr Horner.) - pleasure which, he was kindly pleased to Glee, “GI ious Apollo."
say, he had formerly derived from the disThe Land of Cakes; and may it be long cussions of the Society. distinguished by its orators, its philosophers, At nine o'clock Principal Baird left the and its poets.--Song, “ Caledonia."
chair. His conduct in it was marked by the The Members for the City and County. utmost good humour and kindness, blended
Principal Hill, the University of St An with the dignity of his official character, drews, and the Universities of Glasgow and and the highest urbanity of manner. He Aberdeen.-(By Sir George Clerk.)—Tune, quitted the room amid the warmest and “ College Hornpipe."
most sincere expressions of gratitude and Mr Clerk and the Scottish Bar.-(By Pro respect. In conformity to the suggestion fessor Thomson.)
of Dr Baird, Mr Walter Scott was, with Professor Thomson, and the Medical the loudest acclamations, called to the chair, School of Edinburgh.-(By Mr Simpson.) where “ his gay conviviality of mood," and
Sir James Mackintosh, Mr Horner, Mr his inexhaustible fund of wit and pleasantry. Brougham, and the English Bar.--(By Mr contributed greatly towards the hilarity and Jeffrey).
harmony of the remainder of the evening. Mr Waugh; and may he never forget the Mr Scott, about half-past ten, gave the conSociety, as the Society can never forget him. cluding toast, (By Mr Moncrieff.)
May the next half century impart as The Reverend Sir Henry Moncrieff. much pleasure to the new members as the (By Mr John Murray.)
last one has done to the old." The Ordinary Members of the Society, He then put an end to the meeting, by learon whose exertions its present prosperity de ing the chair. He was thanked with ardour pends.-(by Mr Græme.)
and animation, though no thanks could exThe Honorary and Extraordinary Mem press the feelings of delight which his conbers.—(By Mr Hunter, one of the Ordina- duct had imparted. ry Members.)
The conduct of the worthy and distinSeveral other toasts were given, and the guished croupier received the well merited and healths of many other distinguished mem grateful acknowledgements of the meeting; bers were drank in the course of the evening and thanks were also given, in a marked Apologies expressive of regret were made manner, to the Stewards, whose previous on the part of the absent members, particu. arrangements had been productive of much larly of Professor Stewart, Mr Creech, and advantage. the Earl of Ancranı ; and two letters, one Few public meetings can boast of a union from Principal Hill, of the University of St of so many favourable circumstances as that Andrews, the other from Mr Brougham, which we have been describing. Seldom M. P. lamenting their absence, and convey have so many men of talents, of professioning their sentiments of gratitude and attach al eminence, of literature, and science, been ment, were read by the Secretary. We have assembled in one room ; and, we may safely been informed that a letter of the same pur- say, that there never was a public meeting port has, since the meeting, been received in which there existed a more universal from the Earl of Glasgow.
wish to give and receive pleasure. The ut. The toasts were, in general, introduced most cordiality and unanimity of sentiment and followed by speeches truly worthy of prevailed amongstthe representatives of many the members of the institution.
successive generations, descending from the On the healtos of Lord Gillies and Lord venerable fathers of the institution, men far Alloway being given, Lord Gillies expressed, advanced in life, down to the youngest with his usual manly eloquence, the strong member, the son of Dr Gregory. It would and affectionate feelings of regard, which he certainly be necdless to make any observaand his brother Judge entertained towards tions on the celebrity of this institution ; the Society. The health of Mr Baron it has long been well known as a school for Adam was drunk with that enthusisam which eloquence ; and of the justness of its reputa.
tion the many great men whose talents it from broken bricks, slates, and rough-cast ; originally formed, give the most convincing such a devastation as, from our sheltered proof.
situation, is very rarely seen here.
“ About eleven o'clock, great numbers of DREADFUL GALE AND STORM. people witnessed a scene of imminent danOn Friday the 16th Dec. a violent gale of ger and distress.-A sloop called the Nelly wind was felt over most part of the island, and Betty, Christian, master, which had and also in Ireland, which did great damage sailed from Douglas, Isle of Mann, about in many places, particularly on the South two o'clock the same morning, in attemptwest coast of Scotland. At Greenock much ing to get into the harbour, was, by the damage was done by the violence of the wind, violence of the wind and the sea (which at and all the shipping were drove from their that time raged astonishingly) driven bemoorings, and several got ashore, but were
hind the North Wall. The crew endeavour. afterwards got off.—Shortly after mid-day cd to keep the vessel under shelter of that the quays overflowed, and the tide continu- pier ; but all their efforts proved ineffectual; ing to rise, the cellars adjacent to the breast the surf carried her towards Redress Point, of the different harbours have been inunda
a distance of about half a mile from the ted, and we are truly concerned to add, im- mouth of the harbour, where she struck, mense quantities of West India and other and inevitable destruction seemed to await produce destroyed ; much property has like her and all on board, amongst whom was a wise been swept away, or materially inju- female passenger. Numbers of people flockred on the quays. The damage was consided to the beach, many of whoin followed etable, but not so much as was at first ap- the vessel till she struck, when, with the prebended.--A great deal of damage was bravery and generosity of British seamen, a likewise done at Port Glasgow, by the over. sufficient number immediately formed a flowing of the tide.—The greater part of the connected line, by joining hands, and stood town of Dumbarton was laid under water in the water until they nearly reached the by the same cause.
lee-side of the vessel ; and by a rope thrown At Glasgow a brick tenément in Saracen.
on shore, and taking advantage of the relane, Gallowgate, two stories high, occupied ceding waves, the crew were, one after as a house carpenter's work-shop, &c. was,
another, enabled to quit the vessel ; and, by about 11 o'clock forenoon, blown down. assistance from the shore, were brought inTwo boys were at work at the time, who
to safety. escaped unhurt, though one of them was
But, when the crew had thus been res.. dug from among the ruins. In different cued, the female passenger remained on places of that city, stacks of chimnies have board alone. Unequal to the dangerous atbeen blown down, and many cans from off tempt of leaping overboard, her situation the chimney tops. Though the danger was appeared hopeless. At that instant, with great, happily no person was hurt.
cool and intrepid determination, Alexander “ Liverpool, Dec. 17. 1815. this port) watching the receding eleinent,
Carr, a young man (a mariner belonging to “A very heavy gale of wind commenced sprung towards the vessel, and reaching the Yesterday morning from the S. W. and con
chains, raised hiinself up to the deck, and tinued most part of the day with increasing immediately fastened the rope round the violence. Considerable damage was done poor woman's waist, (then almost dead with by the falling of chimneys, slates, &c. and
terror) and holding her over the side until the passage of the streets was exceedingly a favourable opportunity offered to lower dangerous. Two houses, we are informed, her as he could, he then dropped his charge, have been blown down in the north part of which was immediately drawn to the shore the town, in one of which an old woman by the volunteers employed in that humane was killed. Some other persons have been service. very much hurt, and one man was serious.
“ The young man having thus saved the ly lamed. A great deal of mischief was
life of a fellow-creature, at the great peril done to the shipping in this port, and along and risk of his own,-leaped down from. the adjacent coasts.
the sloop, again committing himself to the " Whitehaven, Dec. 20. 1814. mercy of the waves, and was assisted in “ The night of 'i'bursday last was very getting on shore amidst the acclamations of dempestuous. Numbers of chimneys in this the admiring multitude, who had witnes. towa were blown down ; several houses suf- sed, with a mixture of pain and astonishfered greatly in their roofs, and some were ment, this unparalleled instance of disinternearly unroofed. The next morning the ested and humane intrepidity." streets, particularly on the side pavements, Similar accounts were received from presented at every step heaps of rubbish Duinfries, Stranraer, Portpatrick, on the
Ayrshire coast, the Isle of Butc, and at the wind, has suffered more or less.--A part of Troon, where a vessel was totally lost, and the ornamental parapet wall, which surseveral lives were lost.
rounds the roof of All Saints church, was The storm was very severely felt along blown into Silver-street, breaking in its way the Irish coast.--At Dublin a deal of dam several bars of the iron railing of the churchage was done in the city, and several acci. yard. One of the S.W. windows was blown dents happened. Twenty of the largest in, carried over the gallery, and thrown intrees in the College Park were torn up by to the body of the church, before the clerk's the roots, and there are very few houses in desk, with such force as to shiver the solid that city which have not sustained some in mahogany of the pew's like glass. A large jury.
stone urn was blown from the steeple, and At Limerick, Belfast, Cork, Sligo, &c. fell at the head of the Butcher Bank.-St and along most of Ireland, considerable Nicholas church sustained considerable inmischief was done both on shore and to the jury in the windows, &c. and the large new shipping, but we are happy to add few lives window in the organ loft of Hanover-square were lost. A vessel called the Conception, chapel was completely driven in. A house bound from Dublin to Wexford, was driven without the Westgate was half demolished ashore and wrecked, at Ballynascar, near by the falling of chimnies. A similar acciWexford harbour. The crew took their dent happened to the Old Pack Horse inn, boat, and with the exception of one man in Pilgrim-street, and lo the lodging-house drowned, reached the shore ; but they left immediately adjoining the Queen's Head inn, behind them (fastened in the weather in the same strect, occupied by Mr shrouds) a mother and a daughter, over whom Scaife, whose family had a narrow escape, the sea beat furiously, and every moment as the whole mass came tumbling upon threatened to tear them from this their last them; and a child was actually saved by the refuge. A poor fisherman, named William top of a table, under which it happened to Hanson, saw from the shore their dreadful be, forming a shelving roof over its head ; situatiou ; he collected some of the boldest the legs of the table as well as the top being of his fellow's, who, with infinite difficulty, broken. The front wall of the house was rowed him towards the wreck, now lying so far driven out of the perpendicular by on her side, and consequently, the mast the shock, that it has been necessary to along on the surface of the sea. On the take two stories of it down. We regret to utmost point of the mast he fastened him. add, that the proprietor of this house, Mr self (for his boat dared not approach the hull Charles Turner, was also a great sufferer of the wreck) and from thence clambered by the blowing down of a high chimney of to the body of the vessel. Here a new dif. his dwelling house, on the Moor Edge; but ficulty arose-the contest between the mo fortunately no person was hurt in the rooms ther and daughter, which should, by the through which it forced its way. A sailor profered aid, first attempt the shore ; nor was blown frem the mast of a Yarmouth was it ended till their gallant deliverer as trader lying at the quay, and falling on the sured them that he should return to her deck, was killed on the spot." who should remain. He first brought to At North Shiels, much damage was done the shore the mother-and, scarcely waiting among the chimnies and tiled roofs dat to take breath, returned for the daughter, were exposed to the violence of the wind. whom he afterwards, through the tremen Happily no lives were lost, though some dous surge, landed in safety.
persons were bruised considerably by the
falling in of two high chimnies in George “ Newcastle, Dec. 24.
Street, which were occupied by a Mr Patti. “ On Friday last, this district was visited son and Mr Robt. Armstrong. A brick garden hy a hurricane, such as scarcely the oldest wall thirty yards long, near Bedford Street, inhabitants can remeinber the parallel of with the fruit trees, was laid tlat, almost in Fortunately for the shipping on the eastern
Chimnies, roofs, weather vanes, coast, it blew from the S.W. so that the da. &c. were scattered in all directions. At mage has been chiefly confined to the land. Whithall Point, the inn having a hipped This, however, has been so general, by the roof, the chimnies at each end were preci. blowing down of chimnies, unroofing houses, pitated through the pantiles upon the ceiltearing up of trees, &c. &c. that it would ing. Fortunately no person was hurt. be vain to attempt a particular description keel was driven out to sea by the violence of the destruction of property ; and hap of the hurricane, with one man on board pily the loss of lives, or injuries sustained who being fortunately taken up by a ship, in person, have been far fewer than was was put ashore at Holy Island. ferred, or might have been expected. Every At Sunderland, the wind did considerable building, exposed to the full force of the damage. Several keels laden with coals
were sunk in the river Wear, the roofs of the Magistrates and Council, to be one of several houses were blown in, and chimnies the town teachers, in room of Mr Lindsay, blown down; and Mr George Cameron, a deceased. bricklayer, aged 37 years, was killed by the
CALEDONIAN HUNT. falling of a garden wall in Nile Street. He On the 13th December, the following has left a widow and five children.
were elected office-bearers, viz. From the Downs to Falmouth the tide
The Duke of Buccleuch, Preses. rose very high, but less damage was done
Sir John Henry Maxwell, Bart. Treasurer. tban on the coast of St George's Channel. The storm was but little felt on the north.
Hon. Capt. A. Maitland,
John Douglas, Esq. Councillors. east coast of Scotland, but the tide was high
Sir James Ferguson, Bart.) every where during the 16th, and several vessels were drove from their anchors, but we hare not heard of a single vessel being
EDINBURGH ASTRONOMICAL INSTITUlost.
Sir His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch and
George S. Mackenzie, Bart. Vice-President. Queensberry has presented the Rev. Mr James Bonar, Esq. Treasurer. Dr David George Heron to the church and parish of Brewster, Secretary. James Jardine, Esq. Terregles.
Astronomer. His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch has Directors.-Lord Provost. The Convepresented Mr James Donaldson, preacher ner. Professor of Natural History. Proof the gospel, to the church and parish of fessor of Mathematics. Professor of Prac. Cannobie.
Andrew Waddel, Esq. John Home of Longformacus, Esq. has Thomas Thomson, Esq. Lord Meadowpresented Mr George Bell, preacher of the bank. Mr Andrew Mylne. Gilbert Innes, gospel, to the church and parish of Long- Esq. James Russel, Esq. Alexander Keith, formacus, vacant by the death of the Reve. Esq. Dr Gordon. Daniel Ellis, Esq.rend Selby Ord.
James Innes, Esq. Sir H. Moncrieff, Bart. Lady Stuart of Castlemilk has presented Dr James Gregory. Dr T. C. Hope. Pro. Mr Patrick Clason, preacher, (son to the fessor D. Stewart. Right Hon. Lord Gray. Reverend Robert Clason of Logie,) to the H. R. Brown, Esq. William Trotter, Esq. church and parish of Carmunnock, in the Henry Jardine, Esq. Presbytery of Glasgow. The Rev. Mr Manual, of St Ninian's,
WERNERIAN SOCIETY. near Stirling, is elected, by a large majority, to be the pastor of the Seots Church, Lon.
President.-R. Jameson, Esq. re-elected. don Wall, in the room of the late Kev. Dr
Vice-Presidents. Dr C. Anderson. Dr Young, deceased.
Yule. Dr Home. Colonel Imrie. On the 9th Dec. the Associate congrega Patrick Neill, Esq. Secretary. Sir P. tion of Auchinleck gave a harmonious call Walker, Treasurer. James Wilson, Esq. to Mr Andrew Issac, preacher of the gos Librarian. P. Syme, Esq. Painter. pel, to be their pastor.
Council.–Dr Wright. Dr Barclay. R. On the 2 Ist Dec. Mr John Johnstone,
Stevenson, Esq. Dr John Gordon. Dr preacher of the gospel, was ordained minis.
Alex. Monro. R. Maughan, Esq. W. El. ter of the Associate (Burgher) congregation, lis, Esq. Lord Gray. Leslie. The Rev. William Gibson, Balgee. die, preached and presided.
COMMERCIAL BANK OF SCOTLAND. On the 224 Dec, the Associate Anti. burgber congregation of Minnyhive, gave
Ordinary Directors.-Alex. Liston Ram. an unanimous call to Mr William Rattray,
Walter Brown, Esq. James preacter of the gospel, to be their pastor.
Erskine, Esq. William Henderson, Esq. The Associate Burgher congregation of
Robert Anderson, Esq. Charles White, Dundee gave an unanimous call, on Nov. Esq. Samuel Paterson, Esq. William El. Poth, to Mr George Donaldson, preacher
lis, Esq. John Cheape, Esq. Adolphuis of the gospel, under the inspection of the
Sceales, sen. Esq. Archibald Campbell, Associate Synod.
Esq. Thomas Burns, Esq. Forrest Alex. Mr Robert Paul, writer to the signet, is
ander, Esq. John Anderson, Esq., and admitted, by the Judge Admiral of Scot. George Brunton, Esq. land, a procurator of the High Court of Alexander Macartney, Esq. Manager. Admiralty.
Extraordinary Directora.-Colonel Alex. On the 7th Dec. Mr George Simpson, ander MacGregor Murray. Donald MacSouth Bridge, was unanimously chosen, by Leod of Geanies, Esq. Lieutenant-Colonel Jan. 1813.
Charles Macquarrie of Glenforsa. William
APPOINTMENTS, Inglis of Middleton, Esq. James Amos,
(From the London Gazette. ) Esq. London. John Borthwick Gilchrist, Esq. banker in Edinburgh, William Car
Whitehall-Dec. 27.- The Prince Regen lile, Esq. Paisley. Robert Stodart, Esq.
has granted the dignity of a Baronet of the Queen Street, Edinburgh. James Smith,
united kingdom of Great Britain and Ire Esq. Leith. Joseph Gordon of Carrol, Esq.
land to the following Gentlemen respective Charles Husband of Glenearn, Esq.--and ly, and the heirs male of their bodies law George Lyon of Wester Ogle, Esq.
fully begotten, viz.
Sir Alexander Campbell, Knt. Major-Ge
neral in the Army, and Lieutenant-Genera SCOTTISTI ANTIQUARIES.
and Commander of the Forces in the Isle of On the 9th December, the following gen- France. tlemen were elected office-bearers :
The Right Hon. William M.Mahon,
Master of the Rolls in Ireland. The Right Hon. Lord Dundas, President.
George Buchan Hepburn, of Smeaton, in Sir George S. Mackenzie, Bart. first Vice
the county of Haddington, Esq. late one of President. John Dundas, Esq. second ditto.
the Barons of the Court of Exchequer in Alexander Keith, Esq. third ditto. Gilbert
Scotland. Innes, Esq. fourth ditto. John Graham
The Right Hon. John Marjoribanks, Dalyell, Esq. fifth ditto.
Lord Provost of the city of Edinburgh. Right Hon. Lord Chief Baron,
John Silvester, of Yardly-House, in the Sir Patrick Murray, Bart.
county of Essex, Esq. Recorder of the city Robert Dundas, Esq.
of London. James Bruce, Esq.
Thomas Hugh Clifford, of Tixall, in the William Creech, Esq.
county of Stafford, Esq. Henry Jardine, Esq.
John Simeon, of Grazeley, in the county Dr A. Duncan, sen.
of Berks, Esq. Robert Scott Moncrieff, jun. Esq. Trea- Guy Campbell, Lieutenant-Colonel in the surer and Cashier.
army, and Major in the 6th regiment of
foot. Rev. Dr John Jamieson, and
Secretaries. Mr Alexander Smellie,
Gilbert King, of Charleston, in the coun
ty of Roscommon, Esq. Colonel in the army. The following gentlemen were added to
John Jackson, of Ailey, in the county of the list of Ordinary Members of the Society, Bedford, Esq.
Henry Steuart, of Allanton, in the counAndrew Bonar, Esq. banker in Edin
ty of Lanark, Esq. with remainder to his burgh. William Waring Hay, Esq. James
son-in-law, Ranald or Reginald Macdonald, Haig, Esq. merchant in Edinburgh. Cap. of Staffa, and his heirs male. tain John Donaldson Boswall, royal navy.
George Griffiths Williams, of Llwyny C. Kirkpatrick Sharpe, Esq. William Ha.
Wormwood, in the county of Carmarthen, milton, Esq. Advocate. Sir Patrick Wal. ker, advocate. Thomas Allan, Esq. banker.
David Dundaz, of Richmond, in the John Wardrop, Esq. banker. Ro. Pearce Gillies, Esq. advocate. John Thomson, Esq.
county of Sarry, and of Llanelly, in the
county of Carmarthen, Esq. Serjeant-Surmerchant. Rev. William Ritchie, Athel. stonford. Rev. Mr Milne, A. M. William
geon to the King.
Robert Holt Leigh, in Whitley, in the Stewart, Esq. of Ardvorlich. Mr James
county of Lancaster, Esq. with remainder Hogg, author of the Queen's Wake. Jo.
to the heirs male of Holt Leigh, of Whitley, Stainton, Esq. Robert Maclauchlan, Esq. Esq. deceased, father of the said Robert of Castle Lachlan. Robert Jamieson, Esq.
Holt Leigh. The following gentlemen were also admit
Edmund Antrobus, of Antrobus, in the ted Honorary Members of the Society
county of Chester, and of Rutherford, in Alexander Humboldt, Member of the the county of Roxburgh, Esq. with remainInstitute of France.
der to his nephew, Edmund Antrobus, jun. Jean Baptiste Biot, Member of the In- Esq. and his heirs male, and in default of stitute of France, of the Board of Longitude, such issue, to his nephew, Gibbs Crawford and Professor of Mathematics in the College Antrobus, Esq. and his heirs male, both of France.
sons of his late brother, John Antrobus, Francis Arago, Member of the Institute Esq. deceased. of France, and of the Board of Longitude. Samuel Egerton Brydges, of Denton
T. F. Artaud, Director of the Museum of Court, in the county of Kent. Esq. Antiquities of Lyons.
Jonathan Wathen Waller, of Braywick